Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Installing A Lamy Cartridge

It may seem like an elementary topic, but you'd be surprised how often I get asked how to properly install an ink cartridge. The concept is the same for just about any cartridge/converter fountain pen, and I am using a Lamy Vista to demonstrate the practice. Learn how to properly install it (0:20), when to change it (5:14), and how often to clean it depending on your usage (6:13). You may also want to check out my Fountain Pen 101 video on ink cartridge here.

Write On,
Brian Goulet


  1. Hi Brian nice to see you again. I believe Monteverde also has Lamy compatible cartridges.

  2. I think you're right, I've never tried them though.

  3. I can't get the cartridge to click in the pen. The seal is not breaking. Can I use a pin or something to break the seal?

  4. You shouldn't need to. Just press harder, it'll break the seal, I promise!


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